Beats Music apps to remain in Android, Windows Phone stores

By , May 28, 2014

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Now that the long-rumored Beats deal has been confirmed by Apple, folks are wondering what’s to become of the Beats Music service. Although it just launched in January, it has already built up a [small] loyal following of subscribers.

The good news is, it sounds like Apple is going to allow Beats to operate as a separate company, which will include its streaming music service. And according to reports, it has no plans to pull the Android and Windows Phone clients…

Tim Bradshaw of the Financial Times confirms:

This is interesting for a couple of reasons. For one, Apple doesn’t currently make applications for any other platforms outside of iOS. In fact, it’s the only major tech firm that doesn’t, as both Google and Microsoft develop apps for multiple OSes.

It’s also interesting because prior to all of this ‘Beats’ talk, it was rumored that Apple was looking to make some drastic changes in iTunes to reverse slipping downloads. It was even said to be considering launching an iTunes app for Android.

What does all of this mean? For now, nothing. It looks like Beats Music should continue to work as it always has (aside from a few pricing changes). But I wouldn’t be surprised if eventually, Apple found a way to point all Beats users back to iTunes.

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  • Frank Anthony

    Apple culture is about to change style. Hope Mr. T-Cook knows what he’s doing. I like Beats Music streaming service but i hate the head-phones, piece of garbage. Dr. Dre headphone users sorry, don’t mean to but i so much wanna say it ;P

  • Iknowit

    As frank stated. Apple is changing. Instead of innovating they are beginning to buy companies and allowing them to innovate for them. Aside from that, I’m not sure what to think of what apple is doing. They shouldn’t of have bought beats. They should of competed with them by themselves. That’s what apple does. They take the competition and become the best. Seems like they took the easy way out with this buy out. Apple doesn’t need celebrities to endorse products either. Something that I wouldn’t put past apple now. Apple is changing and I don’t think I like it. And a lot of people don’t agree either. I would love to hear your peaceful opinions.

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      If I’m Apple what do I do?

      a) Develop my own streaming service and play catchup

      b) Buy a streaming service and make it better

      Option b seems like the best option to me in terms of getting something out there right now…

    • n4nd4

      Beats has an incredible music discovery algorithm. supposedly, best out of all the other streaming services. that alone makes the purchase of Beats Music worth it.